By IVY BROWN Court TV
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (Court TV) – Crystal Smith, the mother of a teenager who confessed to the brutal murder of a classmate, has been released from jail after serving 30 days in a plea deal, according to jail records.
In May, Smith pleaded no contest to tampering with evidence in her son’s case. Three months earlier, her 16-year-old son, Aiden Fucci, pleaded guilty to murdering 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey on Mother’s Day 2021. Fucci stabbed Bailey 114 times.
The teen was sentenced to life in prison, but because of his age, his sentence is eligible for review in 25 years.
Smith was charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly washing her son’s pants after the killing. An arrest warrant filed in her case said surveillance video from inside the Fucci home showed her washing the pants.
In a plea deal, Smith was sentenced to five years of probation and 30 days in jail. She can apply for early termination of her probation after three years.
Jail records indicate Smith was released Sunday, June 4.